There’s nothing more captivating and beguiling than a good mystery.
Sure, movies are great, but the reality is that most of them are inspired by novels and short stories written by great minds. The written version of these stories is more intense and detailed that will leave you biting your nails at the edge of your seat, unknowingly hoping and praying there’s more coming.
When you’re in the mood for a good mystery, but find yourself unmotivated to pick up a book, short stories are the best way to get what you’re looking for.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Here are 4 short stories you HAVE to read if you’re a fan of the mystery and thriller genre:
There’s a murder in the apartment, but no one is able to investigate far enough to know the killer. The protagonist of the story takes it upon herself to look around and see what traces are left behind at the crime scene. Without giving too much away, we can guarantee that you won’t expect this story to end the way it does!
People are not what they seem. If this story teaches you a lesson, it’s that you shouldn’t trust anyone for the way they put themselves out to be. Well, that and something else too… Find out yourself here!
This haunting tale is entered around a little girl who talks to a banyan tree as if it were a real person. Her teacher decides to confront her parents, but she’s in a for a shock when the father reveals a dark secret. If you’re looking for a short story that keeps you hooked throughout, this is definitely the one for you.
Read the story of a girl and her friend, Sara, who hear strange noises at night, too afraid to step out and confront the intruder. They get a moment of respite when the girl’s grandfather returns home, only for the same activities to repeat the next night. They frantically call him for help again, but when he shows upto the house this time, they aren’t as relieved as they expected to be.